The English silence is deafening !!!
Following the joint announcement by 5 continental European Grand Lodges (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium & Luxembourg) putting in motion the withdrawal of recognition of the GLNF, this having followed a similar move by the Grand Lodge of Poland, we were hoping to see the UGLE take some sort of stance. We even thought a joint communiqué from the UGLE and the Grand Lodges of Ireland and Scotland could have been in the offing.
But nothing !!! Not a word !!! Zero !!! Our usual contacts across the Channel are reluctant, even refusing, to divulge the slightest information. Our attempts to determine if the subject of the crisis of the GLNF is on the summons for next week’s (the 8th) Grand Lodge meeting in London have been fruitless. Well-informed English Brethren living here in France or even in former British Empire outposts have declined to comment. We are wondering if these normally up to date Brethren have not been told from on high to clam up.
Could it be that the UGLE is preparing a major move next week ???
Honestly folks, we don’t know, but the unusual silence gives us the feeling that something important is being prepared. If you have any information that could throw some light on the subject please let us know !!!